Positive Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Florida as of 6:02 p.m. ET 3/18/20

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Current Situation in Florida

Updated as of 6:02 p.m. ET 3/18/2020

Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Florida

299

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents

29

Cases in Non-Florida Residents

328

Total Cases Overview



Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 328 total**  Florida cases.

One person has died in Clay County who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

New Florida cases include:

  • 14 additional positive COVID-19 cases (10 Florida residents and 4 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 299 positive cases in Florida residents and 29 positive cases in non-Florida residents.

Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity. This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.

Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida. Private laboratories will run tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times will vary among commercial and DOH laboratories. Demographic information may be updated during investigations. These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information.

Confirmed Cases in Florida Residents

Total 299
Confirmed by DOH 177
Tested by private labs 122

Characteristics of Florida Resident Cases

Diagnosed & isolated out of state* 6
Deaths 8

Cases in Non-Florida Residents

Total 29
Confirmed by DOH 23
Tested by private labs 6

Total Cases Overview

Total 328
Traveled 92
Contact with confirmed case 56
Travel & contact with confirmed case 71
Under Investigation 109

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